These two Skowhegan-themed, hand-stamped ornaments—one featuring a log driver and the other a canoeist—are intended as the first two in a series that will continue next year. Limited quantities available—get them while they last!
In the 19th and 20th centuries, log drivers moved logs down the Kennebec River from northern forests near Moosehead Lake to mills in Winslow, Augusta, and Hallowell. In 1976, the last log floated through the Skowhegan gorge, marking the end of an era.
Forty years after the final log drive, the Kennebec River continues to shape Skowhegan’s identity, as the town looks to recreation to enhance quality of life and bolster the local economy.
Drawings by Desiree Dow DuBois, a Skowhegan artist known for her oil paintings, murals, and stone sculptures. Her work is inspired both by the Maine landscape and our state’s rich history. Her work can be found locally at River Roads Artisans Gallery and at the Rock and Art Shop in Bangor, Bar Harbor, and Ellsworth.
Purchase online to have them shipped, or find them in person at the Bankery and Skowhegan Fleuriste, 87-93 Water St., Skowhegan. All proceeds benefit Skowhegan revitalization projects.